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2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Theology

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“Producing World Changers for Christ”

Dr. John Hurtgen, Dean
Ms. Sherry Bowen, Secretary
Dr. Dale Bertram
Dr. Chris Conver
Dr. Joel Drinkard
Dr. Joe Early, Jr.
Ms. Nikki Erwin
Dr. Jennifer Garrison
Dr. Shane Garrison
Dr. Rahsheeno Griffith
Dr. Twyla Hernandez
Mr. Ray Hollenbach
Dr. Ken Hollis
Dr. Mike O’Neal
Mr. Choe Sergent
Dr. Tommy Valentine
Mr. Justin Watson
Dr. Scott Wigginton

The Mission

The heart of the School of Theology is to produce world changers for Christ. Jesus first issued the call for “world changers” to his own disciples: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields” (Matt. 9:37-38, NLT). The need for workers in the harvest has never been greater. Students enter the School of Theology responding to God’s claim on their lives for the varied work of ministry in and through the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Who are world changers? The School of Theology identifies world changers as persons …

(1) Passionately Evangelistic: whose message is the good news of the love of God in Christ Jesus;
(2) Rooted in the Biblical Story: who know the power of the word of God in a person’s life;
(3) Church Connected: who know that Jesus created the church to be his hands and feet in the world;
(4) Servant Leaders: who know that the greatest power in the world is to serve others in the name of Christ;
(5) Spiritual Entrepreneurs: who discover people’s spiritual needs and find creative ways to meet them; and
(6) Partners in an Enduring Fellowship: who forge brotherhoods and sisterhoods for friendship and partnership in the gospel.

The School of Theology has built this mission upon three foundations: first, we are committed to the kingdom of God: as baptized believers our first allegiance is to God’s rule that is coming yet already present among us; second, we are committed to Christian higher education: as lifelong learners we are committed to loving God in the academy with our whole heart, mind, soul, and strength; and, third, we are committed to a “divine conspiracy”: as apprentices of Jesus, forgiven by the finished work of Jesus on the cross, we have received the Holy Spirit of promise, the promise of transformation from the inside out.

Upon these foundations we and our students attempt to learn and live deeply into six core values, or disciplines, in order to more fully become world changers …

Passionately Evangelistic
Servant Leaders
Rooted in the Biblical Story
Spiritual Entrepreneurs
Church Connected
Partners in an Enduring Fellowship

The Tools

The tools to prepare world changers for Christ consist of a comprehensive program of Christian studies (missions and evangelism, biblical studies, pastoral ministries and counseling, theology, church history, philosophy, educational ministries, and sports ministry) within the context of a fellowship of learners (professors and students) and within the matrix of the academy and the church (or parachurch ministry). We take seriously our church-connectedness. The work of the School of Theology is carried out as an integral part of the mission and core values of Campbellsville

Students may choose from the following six programs of study:

  • Biblical Studies (area, major, minor): teaching/preaching/researching
  • Christian Missions (area, major, minor): leading/witnessing/church planting
  • Leadership and Missions (area): leading/equipping/witnessing/church planting
    Only available to online students.
  • Educational Ministries (area, major, minor): faith nurturing/equipping/teaching/mentoring
  • Marriage and Family Ministry (area, major, minor): faith nurturing/leading/equipping/teaching/mentoring
  • Pastoral Ministries (area, major, minor): leading/advising/equipping/care and counseling

School of Theology degrees are designed to graduate able Christian ministers whose training also prepares them for further educational growth in graduate professional or graduate academic theological education.

Academic Matters

The primary academic work of the School of Theology is to maintain educational programs leading to a Certificate in Christian Ministry, an A.S. degree in Christian Studies, a B.A. or B.S. degree in the area, major, and minor emphases listed below, and a Master of Theology (M.Th.) degree and a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (M.M.F.T.) degree (see Graduate Bulletin-Catalog). Additionally, the School of Theology contributes four courses to the core undergraduate curriculum of the University including two general survey introductory courses in Biblical studies, a course in Christ and Culture, and an introduction to Philosophy.

Language Option for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

A student wishing to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree with any School of Theology area or major must complete the 12-hour Theology Language requirement shown here. It consists of six hours in two languages. At least six hours (two semesters) must be in one of the Biblical languages (Hebrew or Greek) with the remaining six hours (two semesters) in the other Biblical language or six hours in a single modern language.

Additionally, language courses transferred from other institutions may require approval before meeting the language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

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